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National standard on information requirements for national community-based ePrescribing

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Introduction

Electronic prescribing can deliver significant benefits for patients, prescribers, pharmacists and others involved in the process.(1) In particular, ePrescribing can improve patient safety, for example, by reducing errors of mistaken identity, incorrect dosage, incorrect medication and adverse drug interactions. It can also reduce the number of pharmacist interventions significantly. Moreover, ePrescribing costs less and takes less time than processing the same prescriptions manually.